to explain why the Columbine massacre occurred and why the United States' violent crime rate (especially concerning crimes committed with firearms) is substantially higher than those. But what does it all add up to?" 31 mpaa rating edit The film was rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America, which means that children under the age 17 were not admitted to see the film theatrically unless under supervision. September 11, 1973:.S. 34 Gross revenue edit With a budget of 4 million, Bowling for Columbine grossed 58,008,423 worldwide, including 21,576,018 in the United States. 19 As a humorous retort to this, Stone and Parker portrayed Moore as "a gibbering, overweight, hot-dog-eating buffoon" who ultimately commits a suicide bombing against the protagonists in their 2004 film, Team America: World Police. Attitude toward guns and violence with the attitude prevailing in areas of Canada where gun ownership is at similar levels to the.S. I agree that gun violence has spun out of control in the.S., and I also agree that the.S.
Michael Moore changed the face of documentary film when he made Bowling for Columbine in 2002. Moore 's thesis, which he later elaborated in Fahrenheit 9/11, is that the fear-mongering that permeates American society contributes to our epidemic of gun violence.
"Bowling for Columbine" via. "Michael Moore responds to the wacko attacks." Archived from the original. When Moore presses to know if he would have cancelled the rally, he declines to answer and walks out of the interview. He was shot in the stomach in a drive-by shooting and died at an area hospital in February 2001. He had initially been hired to do the sound work on the film, but ended his life with a gun in January 2001.